Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Book Review: Just the way you are by Sanjeev Ranjan

Introduction
  • ISIN: 978-81-8400-634-6
  • Genre: Romance/ Fiction
  • Publishers: Random House India
  • Price: Rs. 175/- ( I received the book for review from the publisher)
Love happens when you least expect it…

Sameer is a Steve Jobs fan, a consultant at an investment bank, and a confused soul looking for love. As he moves cities to study and work, he falls in and out of love,but fails to find the one person who belongs with him. In comes Shagun, whom he marries. But he leaves the very next day for Switzerland…to start a dream Job. In the meantime, Shagun starts reading his diary! What does she find in there?

Will this spell the end of their marriage? With Sameer not around to defend himself,what is the future of their relationship?

Just the Way You Are is a humorous, heart-warming story about one man’s quest for true love.

Behind The book

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 About the author

Sanjeev Ranjan is the bestselling author of "In Course of True Love!(2012)" and "It's No Longer A Dream! (2014)"An ardent lover of western classic and instrumental music, he enjoys reading. He has a keen interest in understanding human behavior and relationships."Just The Way You Are" is his third novel published by Random House India.Currently he resides in New Delhi.

Me thinks

The blurb, the cover - everything about this book is inviting make me want to read it the moment it landed in my hands. And that is what I did. I ripped open the cover and began to read it, finishing it in a span of 1.5 hours.

After reading it my initial reaction was maybe I have really grown old! For beyond a point I couldn't connect with this story. I didnt warm up my heart as I had expected it to. It seems more like a coming of age story of today's youth, whose definition of love and marriage is marred with varied opinions on it. And by the end of the story the true meaning of love and marriage comes out making it a happy ending.

If there is something I really loved in the book then it has to be the narrative - the author has managed to bring out the confusions of a youth very well. The varied thoughts on marriage, career, love, relationships, parents , friends... everything is so well narrated that there comes a point where you are nodding your head in approval with the author. 

I would say I was a tad disappointed in terms of the plot and the storyline as it is a bit cliche and there is no newness it has to got to offer. The simplicity of the plot is what catapults this one into the mass appeal category because of the easy to connect characters and storyline.I am sure this book would be loved and liked by many who enjoy reading light hearted reads.

Overall,  surely recommended as a one time read!

Foodie Verdict

This book is like mulligatawny soup - comfort food!

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